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Nugent Pride Park bound?

Nugent Pride Park bound?



The Rams have been given a bit of a hard time in the press over the past month, with player and coach unrest reported on a regular basis - which has both been denied.
Another report over the weekend has linked a move for Preston North End and England under 21 international David Nugent. The report stated that Nugent is Pride Park bound at the end of the season, or is this just another rumour that is designed to de-stabilize the Rams push for the Premiership?

The report claims if (sorry when)the Rams be promoted this season they will be putting a £6m bid in for the striker, to aide the lack of fire power in front of goal. Hello!!! - Steve Howard has scored regularly this season.
But there is the inevitable connection with the player and the Rams manager Billy Davies, who coached the talented striker at Preston before joining the Rams in the summer, so is there some substance to the claims?

But one thing is certain Nugent will be a Premiership player next season, but will he be a Ram? Nugent has said he would like to be playing in the Premier League and his club Preston is still in the mix to do so. Undoubtedly Nugent is a potential star for whichever club he signs for, with Everton also showing overtures for his signature.

The Rams have turned their fortunes on and off the pitch in the past season and the huge debt has been whittled away by the new board headed by Peter Gadsby and his fellow directors. But with the reported figures of Premier League TV revenue the Rams could afford the price tag if promoted.

One thing is for sure Davies has a great deal of admiration for Nugent, who he plucked from Bury Reserves side in 2005.
He said: "'Nuge has worked extremely hard to come such a long way.
"What I saw then was a player who had the pace and ability to cause defenders problems.
"I'm delighted for the lad. You take a pride in helping young players develop. I had that with James McFadden and Stephen Pearson who were at Motherwell when they broke into the Scotland team."

Nugent has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Preston this season and has scored three times for the Under-21s, his most recent being in the 2-2 draw with Spain at Pride Park Stadium. He was added to the full England side by manager Steve McClaren for the European championship qualifiers in Israel on Saturday and against Andorra next Wednesday.


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Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Monday March 26 2007
Time: 1:07PM

Comments

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Howard will need a bit of help in the Premier League - Freddy Eastwood has also been mentioned
Chaddo
26/03/2007 13:23:00
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Eastwood - overrated in my opinion. One great free kick against Man U and he is a superstar
dcfc
26/03/2007 13:26:00
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Fair enough - a centre half is needed too!!!!!!
Chaddo
26/03/2007 13:29:00
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Eastwood does seem a little overated, but he's helped southend stay out of trouble and is only 23. David Nugent is, I think inflated. Not a patch on our Jamie Cureton!
Matt_Us
26/03/2007 14:42:00
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nugent is goodison park bound he is a blue so hands off hahahah
MOYES IS GOD
02/04/2007 09:48:00
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thats if preston dont go up
MOYES IS GOD
02/04/2007 09:48:00
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Paper Talk, no way will he coming to Derby when he can command a much bigger sallary at a bigger club, no offence but even if Derby were promoted they would be a struggling club in the Premiership.
col8
02/04/2007 15:09:00
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